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hifromtomorrow
Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1:11:51 PM

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So, another festival bites the dust.

It seems the public are being more discerning with their festival dollars.

Great that BF powers on, but they must have one eye on these festival cancellation developments across all genres of music in this country.

The festival is no longer perceived as giving value for money to many punters?
Quality of acts versus price the issue?
Too many d*ckheads or people who simply go because it's a festival in attendance?
Long lines for overpriced, warm, limited options in alcohol (which is mid-strength here in Qld)?
Rather see a band do a proper gig, not a festival set?
Other reasons?
What's going on?


Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man...
bambambam
Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 3:58:05 PM
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What the ????????????

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eileenk9
Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:18:55 PM

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hifromtomorrow wrote:
So, another festival bites the dust.

It seems the public are being more discerning with their festival dollars.

Great that BF powers on, but they must have one eye on these festival cancellation developments across all genres of music in this country.

The festival is no longer perceived as giving value for money to many punters?
Quality of acts versus price the issue?
Too many d*ckheads or people who simply go because it's a festival in attendance?
Long lines for overpriced, warm, limited options in alcohol (which is mid-strength here in Qld)?
Rather see a band do a proper gig, not a festival set?
Other reasons?
What's going on?


I am waiting for Big Day Out 2014 to go down the gurgler next.. which would mean no Pearl Jam for me next year. :(
Maccain09
Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:17:02 PM

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Don't really understand what our mate YRM is saying I hope he gets the help he needs. Homebake average line up - more or less an RSL type festival. Most Aussie bands sound the same. I wouldn't have gone if the tickets were free (said many a punter).

In Sydney CBD - just an excuse for the Drug Squad to top up their stats before years end. A fake festival propped up by the drug squad to make mass arrests as you'd have to be off chops to hang around such a bland line up for more than 3 hrs (a few punters have told me).

I was not impressed with the line up - time to put away that festival too exclusive by not allowing artists from overseas to bring a little soul to a soulless affair
skot20_58
Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 7:12:43 PM
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The police presence at festivals really does turn a lot of people off. Makes most peope feel like they have done something wrong when they haven't.


Dear Skot,
Are you going to be a goose all your life?
c0kebloke
Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:08:02 PM
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Quite a few people were commenting on the number of police & drug dog @ narooma.
One of my mates who went for the first time this year was rather stunned saying he felt paranoid for no reason.
No full strength beer on offer for the first time that I know of, from what I have read it seems they sprung that on the organisers late so they had no option but to go along with it.


They got the cocaine, oxycontin, mushrooms, marijuana
Vodka, plastic pop-off, twist one off
Yesterday I smoked, today I don't
Yeah, yeah, yeah


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pod2006
Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:31:40 PM
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I have been to almost every Homebake since 1999. It has been a wonderful celebration of aussie music and the Domain. When my sons were 12 it was a coming of age event for them. Then it went to over 18 and that created some dissension amongst the u/18's of the family who had had a taste of a fun festival. The sea breeze blows in off the harbour; the bats fly over from about 6.00pm onwards; you shelter from the sun/rain under the Moreton bay figs; you sample the doof doof in the tent or join the mosh of the main stage or sit under the figs and enjoy good aussie music. A few years back the Go Betweens played mid afternoon and I rate that as a magic moment, never to be repeated. The Models in the rain, played great funk- even whilst fearing electrocution. Tex Perkins has carved them up. Every good auusie band of recent times has played at some part of the Domain. There was always a good vibe- even if the drink queues sobered you up before you got a drink- against the Sydney CBD skyline. The Hopetoun tent had great atmosphere. This year was a step in the wrong direction. It has to get back to the Domain, and be a mixture of good Australasian music.
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